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#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:03:54 AM(UTC)

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It has been a while ago but at the 16th of April this year the final of the Dutch Korfball League took place in a packed venue called The Ziggo Dome (12.500 spectators) in Amsterdam. Not only the final was played on that day but from 14:00 CET on also three other matches were scheduled.

Korfball is a Dutch invented team sport, played now in over 50 countries worldwide, where male and female players compete in the same team. 4 Male and 4 female players into 2 separate parts of the Korfball field (20 by 20 meters – offence and defense zone). Male can only defense male and female can only defense female. A goal is made when the ball has been shot through the korf at a height of 3,5 meters.

Preparations for that day started weeks before that. 8 of the 10 Korfball League clubs, all having their own Video Crews, streams their matches at their YouTube channel and a team from about 20 persons was formated to broadcast all of those mentioned four matches on the International Korfball Federations (IKF.org) YouTube channel.

The idea was to have a live studio with special guests before, at half time breaks and between matches, reports from outside Ziggo Dome (where promotion of the sport took place), Dutch and English commentary during the matches, a mixed zone with live interviews with players and coaches, 2 LED walls in Ziggo Dome, live statistics, live score tweets on twitter, scoreboard and shot clock in titles, instant replay at scores, a NAS for quick storage the recordings and the matches covered with a total of 7 camera’s.

Every pass, shot, defense – offence change, fault, time-out and score is tagged during the match. A special program has been developed, the vMix adapter, to create live statistics and show them in vMix. In the scoreboard and shot clock, players in offence have 25 seconds time to hit the korf, has a raspberry Pi build in that publish a webservice that vMix reads every 50 milli seconds through an XAML. Every score is tweeted automatically at the configured twitter account.

At Friday the 15th 15:00 the crew came together to test the 4 vMix 16 instances needed to do the job described above. A network drawing was prepared and all of the pc’s needed where configured with dedicated IP-addresses and ZABBIX to monitor all the equipment. At 23:00 everything was configured correctly and was running smoothly.

Please find the network drawing attached to this post below.

The next day we started at 06:00 to install everything at Ziggo Dome. At 12:30 everything was working and at 13:30 our live coverage started. Our marathon broadcast began with at the highest 4.500 live concurrent viewers at the IKF YouTube Channel and about 200.000 at National TV. In the weeks after the stream was watched over 20.000 times (not including the separate video’s we uploaded).

A video with “Behind the scenes” material has been made, you can find it here: YouTube link to behind the scenes video

The final was between TOP Quoratio (Sassenheim) and PKC SWKGroep (Papendrecht) and you can find the video with scoreboard and shot clock graphics (count down generated by a built in RaspBerry PI and published in vMix via a XAML Plugin) and instant replay (search for a score in the finale match with Dutch Commentary, for example, skip to 1:33:10)

You can watch the video with Dutch commentary here YouTube link to the match final with Dutch commentary
You can watch the video with English commentary here YouTube link to the match final with English commentary

We hope you’ll find this inspiring to see what is possible with vMix and we are looking forward to see what the next versions will bring to us.

Kind regards,

The Video Crews of the Dutch Korfball League.

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:31:46 AM(UTC)

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Great production!
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Nice job. Love the game as well coming from a Basketballer ;) and great that its mix Men/Women
very cool. Good crowd
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@ AndreKager

Very nicely done, thanks for sharing.
Curious to know how many people you had in your crew and how much preparation and planning time was required to put together such an elaborate production.

#5 Posted : Sunday, September 18, 2016 4:42:38 PM(UTC)

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Hello Ice,

To answer for Andre. In total 27 people during the entire event (3 matches)

2 producers (studio & live-stream)
4 vMix operators (incl. statistics)
3 technical support
1 video-editor
9 camera operators
1 make-up
2 presenters
1 interviewer
4 commentators

Planning and preparation time, hard to say. We started around 6 weeks before the actual event. I guess around 240 hours. From visiting the venue, arranging equipment, setup the presets, organize all kind of video content and trailers, create a production script, all kinds of meetings with external parties to arrange video/audio communication lines with broadcast organisations, arranging camera in the grid above the playing field, connectivity with the video-walls, communication with central statistics, intercom system for communication with our own crew and the local organisation. And a lot of other things....

Regards, Hanno.

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